West Tyrone MLA backs calls for parking fines to be reduced

parking ticketA West Tyrone MLA has supported a motion in the Northern Assembly calling for the reduction of car parking fines.

Daniel McCrossan agrees that the penalty of 45 pounds is excessive particularly for low-income households.

He says it is right that inconsiderate motorists are brought to task for causing traffic jams and misusing disabled spaces but too many well intentioned and respectful people have been fined for being a couple of inches over a white line or running ten minutes late for the meter: